The timeless folk legend John Prine was recently on The Colbert Report and his humor and charm won over his audiences once again. Although age in addition to a serious medical condition has taken the sparkle of youth from his eyes John still sings from his soul. In 1998 Mr.Prine battled throat cancer and was able to recover from this serious medical condition. Since a significant amount of throat tissue was removed before John could initiate radiation, his voice has deepened into a gravelly sound. He has re-released his album The Missing Years on vinyl and he's still got it. I'm glad Mr.Prine decided to give up his mailman career in 1960's and kept the folk revival going.
Catch the full episode of the Colbert Report with John Prine here. His interview is in the 3rd section and his performance is in the 4th. Enjoy:
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